Evan Sachs leaves the Nassau County Courthouse in Mineola. (Oct....

Evan Sachs leaves the Nassau County Courthouse in Mineola. (Oct. 26, 2010) Credit: Howard Schnapp

A Nassau County grand jury has handed up an indictment against the Merrick man accused of stabbing an 8-year-old boy last month as the child played a video game only feet from his family at Dave & Buster's restaurant and arcade in Westbury.

Evan Sachs, 23, was indicted Tuesday on charges of second-degree attempted murder, first-degree and second-degree assault, and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, prosecutors said.

The second-degree assault charge was added by the grand jury after Sachs was arrested Oct. 8, soon after the attack.

If convicted, Sachs faces up to 25 years in prison.

His lawyer, Eric Sachs of Bellmore, who is not related to his client, could not be reached for comment Tuesday. Evan Sachs' lawyers have said their client has been under psychiatric care for more than a year, and their goal is to get him help.

The boy, who was stabbed five times and suffered a punctured lung, was treated at a hospital and has been released.

Police said Sachs, a movie theater usher, walked into the Dave & Buster's arcade, approached the boy from behind and stabbed him five times.

Police later said that when Sachs was arrested, he was carrying a note that said he had planned the attack.

Subsequently, police said that in the weeks before the attack, Sachs went to at least four malls - Roosevelt Field, Walt Whitman, Green Acres and Broadway - looking for a boy alone. Sachs also visited the Dave & Buster's earlier Oct. 8, police have said.

Sachs has been under medical supervision at a Nassau County jail, his lawyers have said.

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